Friday, June 29, 2012
This great Wired article about PaletteCase is telling the story of how startups iterates and pivots when finding that their current way of doing business does not work.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Matt Fischer, VP of product management and development at Malaysian WiMax operator YTL communications recently said at CommunicAsia "The biggest threat to [telecom operators] is venture capitalists", according to TotalTelecom.
I agree with his conclusion that operators cannot out-innovate the OTT players for several reasons.
After the Microsoft Surface tablet announcement today it is clear that Microsoft is pulling no punches in the mobile space!
While Microsoft still after the presentation have everyone guessing about pricing, release dates as well as some of the specs, most people who were there appear to think that the device itself, its design and UI is definitely up to par.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Yesterday I read this great comparison between the UK and US smartphone markets in The Guardian. I think it fairly well outlines how far the US wireless market has to go to become competitive and reach wider smartphone adoption.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Justice Department has initiated an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices by US cable companies through their introduction of data-caps.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Lenovo recently announced that they would bring no-contract 3G connectivity to their laptops. The service which is available immediately on select models and in major markets.
Today I read this great article in Forbes by David K. Williams and was impressed by how well he made the case for hiring "under-qualified" candidates versus superstars.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
VentureBeat reports today that LightSpeed, the App-based point-of-sale (POS) startup has raised $30M in funding.
Wired yesterday posted this great article outlining the potential for failure for even the most well prepared and staffed Kickstarter projects. It follows another wired article about a month and a half old.
Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T recently published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal where he raises some valid points about how wireless spectrum is awarded in the US.
The three main points Mr. Stephenson is making (which I agree with) are:
Friday, June 8, 2012
I recently read this article in the Post about how financial analysts and traders are able to use information about what is trending on Twitter or Facebook to assist in their trading decisions. It is a great example of what is possible when harnessing big data.
If you have developed a mobile App or are planning to do so, you should watch this great presentation by Todd Moore. I was able to attend the MoDev Meetup this Wednesday at TeqCorner and watch this first hand.